U.S. Geological Survey
Matthew C. Larsen
|U.S. Geological Surveyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|12201 Sunrise Valley Dr.||phone: 703-648-5215|
|MS 409||fax: 703 648-7031|
|Reston, VA 20192||http://www.usgs.gov/climate_landuse/|
Pride in our role as scientists and civil servants
USGS scientists occupy a unique niche in providing unbiased scientific information for the public good. Our earth science serves all sectors of society. As civil servants we play a vital role in carrying out the functions of government. Civil servants sustain government function and institutional knowledge during the political transition that occurs whenever a new president is elected, and we help to guarantee a civil society. I am proud to be a government scientist and believe that a strong civil service is the backbone of democracy.